Category: Retirement

29 April

Retirees and their dependents can get dental care using the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) ended on December 31, 2018. TRDP enrollees were given the opportunity to enroll in the FEDVIP effective Jan. 1, 2019. What is FEDVIP? FEDVIP is a voluntary, enrollee-pay-all insurance program. It […]

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24 September

It is America’s dirty little secret: we are spenders, not savers. Everyday the headlines tell us more than half of Americans wish they had started saving for retirement earlier. In reality, even those who are saving probably are not saving enough. Plus the safety net of the traditional employer-sponsored pension plan is being cut back if […]

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28 August

With the average life expectancy 30 years longer today than it was 100 years ago, saving adequate funds to live comfortably through a long retirement has become more challenging. Consider the following four snapshots of typical families in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Compare their stories to your own to determine whether you’re on […]

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09 May

Retirees should not engage in personal or professional activities which are incompatible with the standards of conduct expected of active duty personnel. It is not feasible to cover all the provisions of law which restrict the activities of retired servicemembers. If there is any doubt as to whether or not a retiree may be in […]

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29 March

The U.S. job market is not at its best — with some forecasts pointing toward continuing unemployment levels around 10 percent — but for many with strong skills and leadership experience from military service, it is still possible to attract good job offers. If this is the case for you, these eight tips will help […]

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22 March

Military retirement pay is intended to recognize the selfless dedication to a career in the military. While important, calculating Military retirement pay benefits depend on individual circumstances determined by the circumstances below. Those who served in the military (Active Duty, Reserves or Guard), for a typical length of at least 20 years, will receive military retirement pay. This […]

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22 March

The loss of a loved one is difficult – the time after such a loss, even more so. Waves of denial, great sadness, anger, and depression can come and go for months. To make matters worse, this time is typically encumbered by the significant number of decisions required to address your loved one’s affairs. The decisions […]

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15 February

Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successfully takes preparation. Give yourself plenty of time to complete all the required tasks before you officially retire. There are four basic steps to take: 1. Separation requirements: Must-do’s before your retirement date Start with the Transition Assistance Program. You’ll find detailed […]

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11 February

Moving from active duty pay to military retirement pay can bring some surprises.  It’s a lot better if you’re prepared!  Here are six things that often surprise new military retirees, and a bonus surprise that’s actually about your last active duty paycheck.  (P.S.  The bonus surprise is not positive, so be sure to read to […]

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06 February

Taking control of your future is the first step in planning a long and happy retirement. Social Security is making it faster and easier to do this with my Social Security. With your own personal my Social Security account, you’ll get immediate access to your personal Social Security Statement that has your earnings record and an […]

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